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Vectorial Polarization Modes Platform Realized with Jones Vectors in Mathematica

Yong-Dae Choi
Hee-Joong Yun
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Journal of the Korean Physical Society
Year: 2015
Volume: 67
Issue: 5
Page range: 792-799

The fundamental concept in physics of polarization propagation of electromagnetic waves is newly understood to be a cardinal keyword in quantum cryptography transport technology and the Standard Model. Interactive visualization of the propagation mechanism of polarized electromagnetism in a medium with its helicity has received attention recently from scientists in the age of information and communication. This study presents a new dynamic polarization platform that presents the polarization modes of a transverse electromagnetic wave by using Jones vectors calculations in the symbolic program Mathematica to convert the state of polarization through the arrangement of the optical elements. The platform simulates a propagation process that satisfies Maxwell’s two vector equations precisely with the vectorial nature of the electromagnetic wave.

*Science > Physics